LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Tuesday’s cases are adult residents. One is travel-related, and the other is community-acquired.
All active cases are in isolation, and one hospitalized on O‘ahu. Close contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine and offered testing.
Tuesday’s cases bring the number of on-island active cases to seven, with 161 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 140 confirmed locally, one probable, and 20 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.
The mayor’s emergency rule 23 is in effect, which sets a temporary moratorium of the Safe Travels program. Under Gov. David Ige’s 17th COVID-19 emergency proclamation, effective Dec. 17 all incoming travelers to Kaua‘i, including mainland, inter-island residents and visitors, are required to undergo a mandatory, 10-day quarantine.
The county’s modified-quarantine program remains in place for critical-infrastructure workers, essential medical travel or other special circumstances. To apply for a modified quarantine, visit kauai.gov/COVID-19 and click on the “modified quarantine request” button at the top of the page.
For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit kauai.gov/COVID-19.
For more information on the state’s COVID-19 cases or the state’s Safe Travels program, visit hawaiicovid19.com.